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Fallout from Thursday's NFL suspensions

Insider Adam Schefter told Mike & Mike that there were people inside the Jets organization that weren't surprised about Sheldon Richardson's suspension but Antonio Gates was "incensed" when he heard of his. Listen

So your star DE is suspended. Now what?

Sheldon Richardson's absence because of a 4-game suspension means that rookie Leonard Williams should see a lot more playing time in September for the Jets. The fallout

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Richardson anchors Jets' D

Since Sheldon Richardson's 2013 rookie season, the Jets have limited teams to 3.6 yards per rush, the best in the NFL. When Richardson is on the field, the Jets give up 3.3 yards per carry, against 4.6 ypc when he's not.

NFL hands out suspensions today

  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates: 4 games for PEDs
  • Jets DT Sheldon Richardson: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Cowboys LB Rolando McClain: 4 games for substance abuse
  • Packers DE Datone Jones: 1 game for substance abuse

Richardson suspended four games (1:53)
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Jets' Richardson suspended four games by NFL

The NFL suspended New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for the first four games of the season on Thursday for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Sheldon Richardson suspended 4 games

The Jets DT violated the NFL's substance-abuse program. Coach Todd Bowles called the ban "disappointing," and Richardson apologized: "While I won't be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I'm able to return to the field."

Geno Smith will work with receivers in Chicago (2:37)
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Smith to throw to Marshall, other Jets in Chicago

Geno Smith confirmed Wednesday that he will participate in pre-training camp passing workouts with new top target Brandon Marshall and his other Jets receivers in Chicago this month.

Geno Smith to hold passing workouts

The Jets QB will gather receivers -- including new star Brandon Marshall -- TEs and RBs in Chicago for workouts over the next two weeks. Said Smith, who expects to be the only QB there: "It's about a month from us reporting for camp, so it's very important for us to continue to build on what we ended with back in minicamp." (via NY Post)

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Future Power Rankings: Jets No. 21

The Jets have a loaded defensive line, but a shaky quarterback situation lands New York the No. 21 spot. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's attempt to coax high-quality play out of QB Geno Smith may be a futile task. Future Power Rankings (Insider)

Jets' upgraded roster still has question marks (1:42)


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